A horn icon dies, 86

A horn icon dies, 86


norman lebrecht

March 15, 2023

The virtuoso horn player Daniel Bourgue, ‘surely be the last representative of the old school of French playing’ according to the IHS, has died at the age of 86.

Alongside an international soloist and teaching career, he was principal horn of the Paris Opéra from 1964 to 1989.


  • Robert Holmén says:

    Can anyone identify what differentiates the “old school of French playing” from current ones?

    And why it has been abandoned?

  • Gerry McDonald says:

    Does anyone know whether he is related to the oboist Maurice Bourgue?